Saudi Arabia releases 2 more princes in corruption case

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-29 04:24:36|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RIYADH, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia has released two more princes in the corruption case, Sabq local news reported on Thursday.

They were released similar to others detained in the case after accepting the settlement.

Local news websites reported this week that around 20 individuals accused of corruption were released after accepting the settlement.

An advisor to the Saudi government said that most of the arrested officials and princes accepted the financial settlement to end their cases and many of them were released in recent days as part of the government dedication to close the largest corruption case in the country that attracted the attention of the world.

The Saudi government officially announced early this month that 159 individuals were arrested in corruption-related cases and most of them accepted the settlements.

Early last month, the local news confirmed the arrest of 11 princes and 38 sitting and former ministers and deputy ministers over corruption charges. The arrest orders were made by a panel formed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.